The Listening Life

The Listening Life Author Adam S. McHugh
ISBN-10 9780830844128
Release 2015-12-09
Pages 224
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Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world.



Facing Doubt

Facing Doubt Author Reinder Bruinsma
ISBN-10 099354052X
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 194
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My special target in this book is a segment of the Adventist Church that I will constantly refer to as 'believers on the margins.' I have written especially for those in our midst who have doubts and concerns, for those who wonder where their church is going, and who have trouble believing as they used to.



The Future of Adventism

The Future of Adventism Author Gary Chartier
ISBN-10 069252021X
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 362
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The Future of Adventism offers a stimulating introduction to the cutting edge of Seventh-day Adventist thought. Authored by leading scholars from multiple strands of the Adventist community, the essays that make up this collection are rooted in an understanding of Adventist history and the Christian heritage while simultaneously attuned to vital contemporary issues. Non-dogmatic and reflective, they are designed to prompt ongoing conversation about possible directions Adventist faith and life might take in the new millennium. "On the basis of this volume, the future of Seventh-day Adventist theology-rather than mere doctrine-looks bright indeed. As these theological thinkers make clear, Seventh-day Adventism has much to contribute to wider conversations on topics like eschatology, anthropology, the doctrine of God, and hope. This volume will serve as an essential touchstone for new generations of Seventh-day Adventist theological thinkers." -Linn Tonstad, Yale University "Based on an insightful re-reading of Adventist history and a careful description of current spiritual and existential trends, this collection delineates reasonable and meaningful potential horizons for Adventism. While remaining loyal to our church, these heterogeneous and complementary essays encourage an honest dialogue with the rest of God's world and welcome-with fidelity and clarity, realism and creativity-some pressing questions posed by that world as sources of opportunity for tomorrow." -Hanz Gutierrez, Adventist Theological School, Florence, Italy "On the 150th anniversary of their forbears' Great Disappointment in October 1844, a group of male Seventh-day Adventist scholars gathered at La Sierra University to present and discuss essays that predicted and prescribed the future of Adventist faith and practice in the context of its history. Twenty years later this volume makes those essays available to a wider public. Although a generation of change has significantly altered both Adventism and the world in which its believers live, the historical and theological trajectories mapped in this volume offer unique and revealing insights into the movement's shifting identities. Both insiders and outsiders seeking to understand contemporary Adventism will find much to ponder in this fine volume-both what it does and what it does not include." -Rennie B. Schoepflin, California State University, Los Angeles "This volume offers carefully-crafted lectures delivered by some of Adventism's best minds, presenting fascinating evidence that the tradition of affectionate self-critical examination continues in the Church. It supplies some important pieces in the puzzle of Adventist self-understanding, and so aids the community's maturing process. It poses the question which is crucial to the prospering of the Church in the future: Is the Adventist imagination alive and well?" -Michael Pearson, Newbold College "This book is exceptional. It will undoubtedly contribute to the future of Adventism as it is received with concern and assessed with sympathy. It examines crucial traditional and present positions with great care. That does not mean all problems are solved. The achievement is that they are here recognized and competently discussed. We have waited for this a very long time. It provides the needed opportunity for honest discussion, inviting participation in the renewal of Adventist theology." -Edward W. H. Vick, author of From Inspiration to Understanding and Philosophy for Believers



Seeking a Sanctuary

Seeking a Sanctuary Author Malcolm Bull
ISBN-10 9780253347640
Release 2007
Pages 498
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The completely revised second edition further explores one of the most successful of America's indigenous religious groups. Despite this, the Adventist church has remained largely invisible. Seeking a Sanctuary casts light on this marginal religion through its socio-historical context and discusses several Adventist figures that shaped the perception of this Christian sect.



If I Were the Devil

If I Were the Devil Author George R. Knight
ISBN-10 0828020124
Release 2007
Pages 304
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In some parts of the world it seems the Seventh-day Adventist Church is in danger of settling down into a social club. That is, unless it remembers its mission.With growing secularization, disorientation, and institutionalism, how can the church maintain its identity? How is the church to function considering it was founded on the belief that time is short-yet time keeps going on?Not just for church administrators and academics-this is a call to duty to all church members, a call to become a church alive with passion and purpose. Let these pages reinvigorate you with fresh thoughts about the Adventist mission and how to accomplish it. Because the world doesn't need another social club. It needs to hear God's message.



Jesus

Jesus Author William G. Johnsson
ISBN-10 0828019886
Release 2007
Pages 383
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Because of grace, good things happen even in the midst of a bad world. To the casual observer it may look like chance or luck. But to the person who knows Jesus, its undeniable that this undeserved goodness is nothing else but His grace.When Jesus walked on earth, He brought grace into every encounter, to every person. Even now, all around us, God is working out beautiful grace stories. Open the pages of this devotional book for a daily encounter with Jesus and His surprising, endless, life-changing grace.



God of Sense and Traditions of Non Sense

God of Sense and Traditions of Non Sense Author Sigve K. Tonstad
ISBN-10 9781498233132
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 476
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One hundred taxis lined up on Church Street in Oslo on November 26, 1942, deployed in order to round up the city's Jews and send them to Auschwitz. This reality anchors God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense: it is theology from a Holocaust perspective. The brash Elihu excoriating Job for his insistence that he is owed an explanation for the calamities that have befallen him. This is the book's opening salvo. Job speaking of a God of sense, Elihu and Job's three friends inaugurating a tradition of non-sense: this is the existential and theological predicament. The problem of finite suffering in this life addressed in the theological tradition with the prospect of infinite, endless suffering, in this book described as a key element in Traditions of Non-Sense. Back to the millions of Jews, among them 188 women and 42 children from Oslo, deported, gassed, and cremated--in God of Sense this is not seen as a problem that defeats belief, but as the reality that demands a religious and theological account of human existence.



The Reformation and the Remnant

The Reformation and the Remnant Author Nicholas Patrick Miller
ISBN-10 0816358575
Release 2016-02
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The Reformation and the Remnant has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Reformation and the Remnant also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Reformation and the Remnant book for free.



Steps to Christ

Steps to Christ Author Ellen G. White
ISBN-10 0828015201
Release 1956
Pages 126
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This devotional favorite points the way to Jesus as the one who meets the needs of the soul.



The Letter to the Romans

The Letter to the Romans Author Sigve K. Tonstad
ISBN-10 191092802X
Release 2016-01-25
Pages 452
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'What God has joined together, let no one put asunder' is a motto for this commentary. Against a prevailing theological tradition that God's compassion is for human beings only and not also for non-human creation and the earth, Tonstad raises his voice in protest. The 'sundering' omissions are so monumental that only a renewed reading of Romans from the ground up can hope to undo them. If we read Romans through the eyes of Tonstad, Paul will be found to be speaking about the faithfulness of Christ and not only about faith in Christ; to be describing sin in societal terms and not only as a problem of individuals; his enigmatic 'I' in Romans 7 can be understood as telling the story of Eve and not only rehashing his own biography; and Paul will be seen to give voice to non-human creation and the earth to a degree that is elsewhere heard in the Bible only in the Old Testament and, of course, hardly ever in the pulpit or the seminary. The theology of Romans will turn out to be an inclusive theology of divine compassion rather than a theology of divine sovereignty, arbitrarily exercised. On the theological foundation of compassion, Paul outlines an ethical vision of compassion in human community, with regard to citizenship and government, and in the mixed fellowship of Jews and Gentiles in the house churches in Rome. Paul's ecological bona fides are inseparable from his theological vision and not an imposition from without; his call to mercy blends with the best and most urgent sentiments of contemporary ecologists. In the striking reciprocity between theology and ecology in Romans, Paul puts on display what God has joined together, and, better still, what God has done to join together all that is asunder.



The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day

The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day Author Sigve Tonstad
ISBN-10 1883925657
Release 2009
Pages 575
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In The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day, Sigve K. Tonstad recovers the profound and foundational understanding of God that can be experienced in the seventh day. He shows that Scripture has consistently asserted that the Sabbath of Creation is the Sabbath of the whole story of how God makes right what has gone wrong in the world. Tonstad argues that the seventh day is the symbol of God¿s faithfulness precisely when God¿s presence seems to be in doubt. He demonstrates how God, through the seventh day, seeks the benefit of all creation. Inevitably, this leads to an investigation of how this universal symbol became obscured. This sweeping work of biblical theology and historical analysis traces the seventh day as it is woven throughout Scripture and the history of Christianity. Its twenty-seven chapters consider, among other things, the relationship of the seventh day to freedom, to social conscience, to the ¿greatest commandment,¿ and to the enigmatic ¿rest that remains.¿ Tonstad engages the move away from the seventh day in early Christian history, the mindset in medieval Christianity, and the sobering long-term implications leading all the way to the Holocaust and the ecological crises in our time. The Lost Meaning of the Seventh Day will engage, illuminate, provoke, and ultimately inspire readers who enjoy a serious work presented in a style that is ¿luminous¿ and a ¿delight to read.¿



The Faith I Live by

The Faith I Live by Author Ellen Gould Harmon White
ISBN-10 0828015058
Release 1958
Pages 383
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The Faith I Live by has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Faith I Live by also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Faith I Live by book for free.



Revelation of Jesus Christ

Revelation of Jesus Christ Author Ranko Stefanović
ISBN-10 1883925320
Release 2002
Pages 654
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Intended for both scholar and layperson, this verse-by-verse commentary outlines the thematic architecture of the Apocalypse to illuminate the unified message of the book. Providing both scholarly notes and lay-oriented exposition, this landmark work recommends itself for personal study and as a college and seminary text.



The Green Cord Dream

The Green Cord Dream Author Alex Bryan
ISBN-10 0816326878
Release 2012-01
Pages 125
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Publisher's description. In 1842, fifteen-year-old Ellen Harmon had a dream. “[The angel] handed me a green cord coiled up closely. This he directed me to place next to my heart, and when I wished to see Jesus, take it from my bosom, and stretch it to the utmost. He cautioned me not to let it remain coiled for any length of time, lest it should become knotted and difficult to straighten. I placed the cord near my heart, and joyfully descended the narrow stairs, praising the Lord, and telling all whom I met where they could find Jesus.” In The Green Cord Dream author Alex Bryan asks, Is there a purpose and possibility for Adventist Christianity in the twenty-first century? Will we desire the Bible again as a way to fall in love with Jesus? Will Jesus be everything in Adventism? Will we live for heaven alone? Will we get lost in minor theological disputes and church spats? Or will we live within the grand story of The Great Controversy? I believe the Adventist movement can have a bright, prevailing future, but we are at a critical time. The challenges are significant. We must choose a vision of Adventist Christianity for the future. We need bold and beautiful dreams emerging from every generation and locality. We need Green Cord Dreams. We need the The One. We need Jesus.



If Disney Ran Your Hospital

If Disney Ran Your Hospital Author Fred Lee
ISBN-10 0974386014
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 216
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Using examples from his work with Disney and as a senior-level hospital executive, author Fred Lee challenges the assumptions that have defined customer service in healthcare. In this unique book, he focuses on the similarities between Disney and hospitals - both provide an "experience," not just a service. It shows how hospitals can emulate the strategies that earn Disney the trust and loyalty of their guests and employees. The book explains why standard service excellence initiatives in healthcare have not led to high patient satisfaction and loyalty, and it provides 9 1/2 principles that will help hospitals gain the competitive advantage that comes from being seen as "the best" by their own employees, consumers, and community.



Myths in Adventism

Myths in Adventism Author George R. Knight
ISBN-10 9780828024518
Release 2010-02-15
Pages 272
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Was Ellen White as inflexible as some of her followers? Are the sacred and the secular two realms or one? How is ignorance related to godliness? Just how evil (or good) are human beings? Are big schools more effective than small ones? Was Ellen White really 100 years ahead on her time? George R. Knight examines these and many other provocative questions in this insightful book. Book jacket.



Village Atheists

Village Atheists Author Leigh Eric Schmidt
ISBN-10 0691168644
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 360
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A much-maligned minority throughout American history, atheists have been cast as a threat to the nation's moral fabric, barred from holding public office, and branded as irreligious misfits in a nation chosen by God. Yet, village atheists--as these godless freethinkers came to be known by the close of the nineteenth century--were also hailed for their gutsy dissent from stultifying pieties and for posing a necessary secularist challenge to majoritarian entanglements of church and state. "Village Atheists" explores the complex cultural terrain that unbelievers have long had to navigate in their fight to secure equal rights and liberties in American public life. Leigh Eric Schmidt rebuilds the history of American secularism from the ground up, giving flesh and blood to these outspoken infidels, including itinerant lecturer Samuel Porter Putnam; rough-edged cartoonist Watson Heston; convicted blasphemer Charles B. Reynolds; and atheist sex reformer Elmina D. Slenker. He describes their everyday confrontations with devout neighbors and evangelical ministers, their strained efforts at civility alongside their urge to ridicule and offend their Christian compatriots. Schmidt examines the multilayered world of social exclusion, legal jeopardy, yet also civic acceptance in which American atheists and secularists lived. He shows how it was only in the middle decades of the twentieth century that nonbelievers attained a measure of legal vindication, yet even then they often found themselves marginalized on the edges of a God-trusting, Bible-believing nation. "Village Atheists" reveals how the secularist vision for the United States proved to be anything but triumphant and age-defining for a country where faith and citizenship were--and still are--routinely interwoven.